[Coral-List] New Master's programs in Marine Science and Meterorology

John McManus jmcmanus at rsmas.miami.edu
Tue Apr 20 15:38:09 EDT 2010

Below is a description of a new graduate program at the Rosenstiel School of
Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), University of Miami. It should be of
interest to many list members, including especially existing students, NGO
and consultant firm employees, and government employees internationally in
positions requiring knowledge of areas such as coastal management,
fisheries, aquaculture, tropical marine ecology (including coral reefs), and
others. Please see web page http://mps.rsmas.miami.edu/ for follow-up.
Please do not reply to the one posting this. Feel free to forward to other
relevant lists (apologies for multiple postings). 




We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to new, exciting
graduate degree programs in Marine Science and Meteorology that will be
offered this Fall (2010) at RSMAS: the Master's of Professional Science


The MPS is an innovative graduate degree at the University of Miami intended
for students who seek advanced training in the marine science and
conservation fields, as well as the development of workplace skills highly
valued by employers. The MPS program prepares students for science careers
in business, government, or non-profit organizations where employment
demands are growing. The curriculum is structured to allow students to
complete their degree in as little as 12 months, with the training and
real-world experience necessary for employment in entry to mid-level
positions in today's professional job market.


The curriculum combines rigorous study in select areas of marine and
atmospheric science with interdisciplinary coursework in business, public
health, communications, law and other professional domains.  In place of a
research-based thesis, all MPS students complete a 3-6 month internship in a
business, government, or public sector enterprise, where they learn to apply
their skills in a "hands-on" setting. All MPS graduates must complete 30
credits, consisting of 24 credits of graduate coursework and 6 credits of
internship training. Please be advised that this program is self-funded, and
standard University of Miami tuition rates (i.e. per credit) apply.


The deadline for applications for the Fall semester is June 1, 2010. Tracks
to be offered in the Fall 2010 include:


Marine Science

..       Aquaculture

..       Coastal Zone Management

..       Fisheries Science

..       Marine Mammal Science

..       Oceans and Human Health

..       Tropical Marine Ecology



..       Broadcast Meteorology

..       Computational Meteorology and Oceanography

..       Weather Forecasting

..       Weather, Climate, and Society


For more information and application instructions, please visit our web page
- http://mps.rsmas.miami.edu/





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